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Support the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region

In 2005, longtime Gore area seasonal resident Michael Ellis decided he wanted to make a positive difference in the area he cherishes – so Ellis participated in a conference on the "hows" of community improvement, organized by regional philanthropists and Adirondack Foundation. The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) was born shortly thereafter to ensure that the local communities of Chestertown, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva, and Schroon would have permanent charitable resources, raised and allocated by local people to address local needs.

To date, more than $729,000 has been raised to support community beautification, education, culture and the arts, youth and senior programs, and historic preservation. Nearly 250 grants totaling more than $173,000 have been distributed to nonprofits doing good work to improve the lives of Gore Mountain area residents. 

Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region Advisory Committee Members

The group is led by the following dedicated community leaders who have worked tirelessly to grow the fund into a meaningful, lasting resource for the five towns in the CFGMR service area:

  • Mary Ann Bowers, Johnsburg
  • Kathy Halloran, Minerva
  • Peter Heonis, Chestertown
  • Heidi Kelly, Vice-Chair, Minerva
  • Tom Magee, Horicon
  • Beth Maher, Johnsburg
  • Al Matrose, Chester
  • Ann Breen Metcalfe, Schroon
  • Mindy Preuninger, Chair, Minerva
  • Sue Repko, Schroon
  • Kristine Tribou, Schroon
  • Carol Whitney, Horicon

How You Can Support the Fund - The Spirit of Giving Campaign

Looking for a meaningful way to support the place you love? The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region offers a special way to contribute. Make a gift in honor of another person, family or group. These contributions can be made in celebration of any special occasion: birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries; as a memorial gift of an Adirondack neighbor; a holiday gift to those with a special connection to our area; or as a thank you to one of our local nonprofits. Your gift will become part of the funds distributed each year that benefit and strengthen our communities. 

To participate in the Spirit of Giving Campaign, make a donation using the online form below and under "special instructions," please include the following information:

  • Your name, mailing address, phone number, and donation amount
  • The name of the person or persons you're giving in honor of and their mailing address

You can help improve the quality of life for all residents of the Gore Mountain region. Contact any member of the Advisory Committee or Adirondack Foundation staff for additional information.

Checks can also be mailed to Adirondack Foundation, PO Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Checks should be made out to Adirondack Foundation with “CFGMR” in the memo line. 

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Fund Purpose: The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) at Adirondack Foundation serves nonprofit organizations in the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva, and Schroon.

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